President Obama At The Nerd Prom
the president's speech at last night's White House Press Correspondents Dinner.
Obama mocked NBC, tore into his own recent shortcomings, and ruthlessly mocked his critics on both sides of the aisle. “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this – second term, baby!” Obama said after taking the stage to a hip hop song. Obama said that, even after four years, he still makes “rookie mistakes,” like noting recently that California Attorney General Kamala Harris is “the best looking” of the nation’s Attorney Generals. “As you might imagine, I got in trouble when I got back home,” Obama said. “Who knew Eric Holder was so sensitive?”
Obama mocked his performance in a recent basketball game in which he missed 20 of 22 shots. “2 hits, 20 misses,” Obama noted. “The executives at NBC said, “what’s your secret?’” “I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but I admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story in case one of them happens to be accurate,” Obama quipped. Obama noted that his former advisor, David Axelrod, now works for MSNBC. “Which is a nice change of pace, because MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod,” he joked.
Obama tore into the History Channel in which many said used a likeness of him in their special program, The Bible, to depict the devil. He said that Fox News said the History Channel was wrong and the comparison was not fair… to Satan. “I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college around 2 a.m.,” Obama observed.